Emma Alpern

Snior Copy Editor, New York Magazine

Emma Alpern is a senior copy editor at New York. She writes about culture, food, and disability.

  1. the grub street diet
    Novelist Xochitl Gonzalez Always Has Capers on Hand“Capers are your bitchy friend who can’t keep their mouth shut.”
  2. the grub street diet
    Novelist Sam Lipsyte Cleaves His Peppers“I’m in a cleaver mood.”
  3. vulture lists
    The Best Books of 2022Yes, this list features more than one book set in a postapocalyptic world, but have you looked around lately?
  4. best of new york
    The Best Eyeglasses Shops in New YorkFor hard-to-find frames, something zany, vintage Persols, and more.
  5. fall preview 2022
    The New Restaurants You Need to Know AboutSo many openings.
  6. best of new york
    The Best Pilates in New YorkWhere dancers, Broadway performers, and 90-year-olds practice.
  7. best of new york
    The Best Physical Therapists in New YorkFor back spasms, learning to run again, and more.
  8. my spots
    Author Sloane Crosley’s Favorite Spots in the West VillageA Wonka-esque Japanese grocery, a bar that will put candied ginger in anything, and a tennis court where timing is key.
  9. the internet
    The Best Moments in Twitter HistoryWhat makes Twitter great? Chaos, madness, hilarity.
  10. my spots
    Tanaïs’s Favorite Spots in Williamsburg“New Wave babe” vintage finds, a copy shop run by an illustrator, and spiced Ethiopian tea.
  11. my spots
    Xochitl Gonzalez’s Favorite Spots in Clinton HillA two-block street that’s perfect for dog-walking, the best store for crystals, and a house with chickens.
  12. the food biz
    Santa Fe BK Experiments With an Innovative Way to Pay All Employees Fairly“The busier you are, the more money you make.”
  13. my spots
    Alexandra Kleeman’s Favorite Spots in Staten IslandA restaurant with a New England-like view, the world’s best artichokes, and a tugboat parking lot.
  14. viral houses
    This Pristine ’60s Ranch Is Actually From … 2021?It came together with dead-stock appliances and a half-century-old blueprint.
  15. saturday night fever
    Greenpoint’s Disco Ball Rite-Aid Is About to Be DemolishedThe beloved pharmacy, originally a vaudeville theater, will soon be replaced with apartments.
  16. it’s our own damn fault
    A Margaritaville Resort Opening in Times Square in a Pandemic, Sure, Why Not?Here’s everything we know about Jimmy Buffett’s high-rise paradise.
  17. viral houses
    A Florida Family Bought the Viral Shag-Carpet House Without Setting Foot InsideIt’ll soon be a vacation rental, but without all of the wall-to-wall carpeting.
  18. viral houses
    Meet the Couple Who Bought the Brutalist Bachelor Pad You Saw on TwitterPeople went wild for the house online, but these people actually plan to live in it.